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Hopping the Pond

I was an only child with lesbian parents; my genetic father was somewhere out there. I’d reached a clear understanding, and shame subsided for acceptance.
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Illustration of a middle child looking unhappy and happy

Expectations vs. reality of being a middle child

I am the middle child of three girls, and when I tell people, they either react with a surprised “woah,” a curious sympathetic expression with the question, “Do you have the middle child syndrome?” or some sort of empathy expressing that they are also a middle child.
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An inspirational essay

Along for the Ride

It’s not just disabled people who are particularly impressive for doing certain things with our limitations — everybody is, and we just fail to acknowledge it for those whose difficulties aren’t as obvious.
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Photo essay: What makes Berkeley feel like home

Current UC Berkeley students were asked about how Berkeley began to feel like home for them after they moved here for college. This is how they described settling into an unfamiliar place. Sayi Boddu, freshman   Photos: Daniel Ho/Staff Before freshman Sayi Boddu arrived at UC Berkeley, he wasn’t sure
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